This program will enable you to earn an architectural degree and become a licensed architect. As an architect, you will be responsible for the planning, designing and oversight of the construction of a building. This degree leads to transfer, typically to the junior year of a professional program. This Pre-Architecture associate’s degree is appropriate if you plan to transfer to professional architecture programs. Program requirements may vary depending on the transfer institution, so you should consult with an advisor for elective selections.

Articulated Transfer Agreements

Recommended Transfer Patterns

High School Preparation


Contact Information

Jane Ostergaard, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1048, (630) 942-2331

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048


  • Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Cisneros Tlaxcala

    Elizabeth Cisneros TlaxcalaArchitecture

    COD gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge toward my career. Its faculty have always been by my side whenever I needed their help to solve a problem or any doubt I would have about a task or assignmentCOD led me to be the person I am today. The faculty that joined me in my journey will be forever in my heart and I will always thank them for any success I achieve in my life.

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  • Spotlight: Kristina Sutulaite

    Kristina SutulaiteArchitecture

    Now I have finished my journey at COD with much more than I imagined this school could offer me. Not only has my passion for Architecture reached new heights, but I learned time management, networking and problem solving skills that are going to carry me through the remainder of my education as well as professional and personal life.”

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  • Spotlight: Khushboo Shah

    Khushboo ShahPre-Architecture

    “Attending COD helped me to adjust to this country since I was able to take courses and live at home. Their one-on-one attention with each student and excitement for every project are really what motivated me to continue.”

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  • Spotlight: Julia Suriano

    Julia SurianoPre-Architecture

    "I have learned so much, not only about architecture but also about myself. COD pushed me to my limits, challenged me academically and allowed to me grow as a person."

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